39 North Innovation District Plan Unveiled
The Science in Our Food
Thursday, February 21, 2019
(Soil Science Society of America) To Bear or Not to Bear a Seed
Toby Kellogg’s study of wild grasses that are relatives of sorghum and produce non-seed bearing flowers could help plant breeders increase yield in cultivated sorghum.
Monday, February 04, 2019
(Agribusiness Academy) Why Food & Agriculture Must Embrace Digital Transformation
The Danforth Center is partnering with Wells Fargo and their innovation incubator, IN2, to address global food and agriculture challenges. Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg, Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo, spoke with Agribusiness Academy about the importance of digital transformation and innovation in meeting these challenges.
Monday, January 28, 2019
(Nature Biotechnology) Zinc and Iron Fortification in Cassava
Cassava engineered to retain more iron and zinc faces challenges before moving into fields and onto forks.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
(St. Louis Public Radio) Hotter Temperatures May Protect Soybeans From Carbon Pollution, Danforth Center Study Finds
Scientists used heaters to raise temperatures for the soybeans grown in their experiment. They found that increased heat led to lower yields but higher nutritional content in the soybeans.
Friday, November 09, 2018
(University of Missouri) Building a Bridge to Success
MU and Danforth Center collaborative agreement showcases Missouri's plant biology strength
Monday, November 05, 2018
(Science) This lily’s cousin is an ear of corn. Now, scientists know how they—and many other plants—are related
“In virtually every one of the [monocot] families, you can point to beautiful and economically and ecologically important members,” says Elizabeth Kellogg
(Nova) The Planet’s Getting Warmer. Can Plants Take the Heat?
Brief exposures to high temperatures compromise rice plants’ ability to relay genetic information.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
(St. Louis Post Dispatch) Economic Development Partnership advances $13.5 million Helix Center expansion
If finalized, the plan could help advance the Partnership’s efforts to make the area surrounding the Bayer (formerly Monsanto) campus and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center into a premier agricultural technology district.
Thursday, October 04, 2018
(AGRINEWS) Bringing the largest crop robot to ground level
It’s in St. Louis at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center that a team of scientists headed by Todd Mockler are searching for breeding keys for maximizing the bioenergy potential of sorghum.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
(Greenhouse Management) A Look Inside Plants
PET scans and X-rays can improve our understanding of plants, say researchers at two St. Louis, Missouri, institutions.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
(Agri-View) Startups share innovative solutions
Ag Innovation Showcase celebrated its 10th anniversary in September in St. Louis.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
(Farm Futures) 4 ways tech will transform your farm: Part one in a series
CRISPR? Robots? Ag’s latest buzzwords will revolutionize how you farm — sooner than you think.
Monday, September 24, 2018
The Bioinformatics Chat
Transposons and repeats with Kaushik Panda and Keith Slotkin
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
(St. Louis Public Radio) Innovation incubator to support ag-tech solutions to food, water, energy shortages
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will partner with the incubator, called IN2, to provide research labs and support for early stage startups.
Friday, September 14, 2018
(Agri-Pulse) Farm Hands on the Potomac - House aide Pam Miller moves to Food and Nutrition Service
Danforth Center adds New Joint Faculty Members
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center partners with Wells Fargo to expand company’s incubator program
Partnership to advance solutions aimed at the interconnection of food, water and energy
Monday, September 10, 2018
(St. Louis Public Radio) Ag Innovation Showcase marks 10th anniversary
The Ag Innovation Showcase launched by the Danforth Center in 2009 has helped put St. Louis on the map as an ag tech hub for scientists, entrepreneurs and investors.
Friday, September 07, 2018
(St. Louis Business Journal) 12 companies presenting at next week’s Ag Innovation Showcase
Among the presenting agtech and food companies is Plastomics, which is based at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Friday, August 31, 2018
(St. Louis Public Radio) Danforth Center’s corn study could make crops more resilient to climate change
Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center want to learn how a changing climate could affect the fertility of corn and other major crops.
Friday, August 17, 2018
(St. Louis Business Journal) How St. Louis became the heart of global agtech
"39 North is an extension of Dr. Danforth’s vision to make St. Louis a world center for plant science and innovation,” said Sam Fiorello, COO, Danforth Center and president of BRDG Park.